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    Legendary criminal defense attorney Clarence Darrow once observed: “There is no such thing as justice — in or out of court.”  U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan has proved Darrow correct. Sullivan, who presides over what the Justice Department now admits was the wrongful prosecution of President Trump’s former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, refuses to dismiss the case despite an outstanding order from a higher court to do so. Sullivan seems determined to send an innocent man to prison —...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolinas witness requirement for people casting mail-in absentee ballots is unconstitutional during the COVID-19 pandemic, voters said Friday while suing to have it suspended during the emergency. State law reads that an absentee voter must fill out a traditional absentee ballot in the presence of two adults, who sign the sealed envelope confirming the voters identity. The law was amended last month for the rest of 2020 to reduce the number of witnesses to one....
    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Baltimore on Friday struck down a Trump administration rule that abortion rights advocates called a maneuver to restrict access but officials defended as merely following the law. The decision by U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake affects women covered under the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, not the majority with workplace insurance. The ruling hinged on the arcane question of whether a congressional requirement that insurers collect a “separate...
    Under the law, voters no longer need an excuse to vote by mail, CNN reported. In addition, every voter who is registered before July 1 will be mailed an application for an absentee ballot, and the state added several more early voting days in order to reduce crowds for those who want to vote in person. Voters can also download an application to vote by mail. Massachusetts joined 34 other states and Washington, D.C., in allowing no-excuse absentee voting, according...
    A California law firm says Bill Cosby still hasn’t paid $2.75 million in legal bills that a judge ordered the disgraced comedian to pay last year, new court papers say. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, of Los Angeles say in Manhattan Supreme Court papers from Friday that the firm is still owed the money after a judge in September ordered Cosby to pay up — despite his effort to challenge paying the fees. The firm says because of 10...
    Virus surge visible across Texas: The tsunami is here You Are Definitely Not Washing Your Reusable Water Bottle Enough Law Roach on Legendary and the Power of Ball Culture © Vogue See the video on YouTube. Summer 2020 has been full of binge-able tv shows—Tiger King, Normal People, and The Great among them—but few have the fashion highs of Legendary, the HBO Max reality competition centered on the ballroom scene. Each week the series’s eight respective houses—Balmain, Lanvin, Escada, Gucci,...
    On June 20th, a new Fair Housing law went into effect in New York State, requiring real estate agents to provide consumers a Housing and Anti-Discrimination Disclosure Form at their first substantive contact. The disclosure form, which is to be signed by buyers and sellers, and tenants and landlords, describes actions that would violate Fair Housing laws, and how consumers can file a complaint if they feel they have been a victim of discrimination in housing. The law also requires...
    A California law firm says Bill Cosby still hasn’t paid $2.75 million in legal bills that a judge ordered the disgraced comedian to pay last year, new court papers say. Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, of Los Angeles say in Manhattan Supreme Court papers from Friday that the firm is still owed the money after a judge in September ordered Cosby to pay up — despite his effort to challenge paying the fees. The firm says because of 10 percent...
    Samuel Corum/Getty Images It was an Ivy League Battle Royale on Twitter Friday afternoon, as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe — who had been one of Cruz’s professors during his years at America’s oldest continuously operating law school — tossed metaphorical punches over Twitter regarding comments made earlier in the day by White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who is a Harvard Law alumna as well. The kerfuffle began when McEnany, addressing reporters’ questions in the...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Baltimore on Friday struck down a Trump administration rule that abortion rights advocates called a maneuver to restrict access but officials defended as merely following the law. The decision by U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake affects women covered under the Obama-era Affordable Care Act, not the majority with workplace insurance. The ruling hinged on the arcane question of whether a congressional requirement that insurers collect a “separate payment” for abortion coverage meant...
    CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s ruling body ratified a law banning the widespread practice of female genital mutilation, the justice ministry announced Friday, handing the movement for women’s rights in the African country a long-sought victory. The Sovereign Council passed a set of sweeping amendments to the country’s criminal code late Thursday, including one that criminalized the deep-rooted practice. The draft law had been approved by the transitional government that came to power last year following the ouster of longtime autocrat...
    CBS Detroit – Michigan’s main insurance regulator is raising concerns after auto insurance companies are telling customers the wrong information regarding the recent insurance reforms to Michigan’s old no-fault law. Many people are being told they cannot make changes to their policy until their policy is up for renewal. This means many Michiganders are being told they have to wait months before they can make changes to their policies. In an article by the Free press, Anita Fox, who is...
    CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s ruling body ratified a law banning the widespread practice of female genital mutilation, the justice ministry announced Friday, handing the movement for women’s rights in the African country a long-sought victory. The Sovereign Council passed a set of sweeping amendments to the country’s criminal code late Thursday, including one that criminalized the deep-rooted practice. The draft law had been approved by the transitional government that came to power last year following the ouster of longtime autocrat...
    On Friday, Senator Josh Hawley fired off a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver in which he slammed the league for deciding players could emblazon social justice messages on their jerseys while he claimed the league didn’t approve any messages supporting the beleaguered people of Hong Kong, other victims of the Chinese Communist party, or law enforcement. That prompted ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski to email Hawley this elegant response: “F*** you.” Hawley responded on Twitter: “Don’t criticize #China or express...
    A student who spent years picking up trash to pay for college was recently accepted to Harvard Law School.Rehan Staton told Good Morning America his family had a privileged life in Bowie, Maryland, until his mother left the country and his father lost his job.He said his father started working up to three jobs at a time. Food became scarce, and sometimes heat was a luxury the family could not afford.With insecurity at home, Statons grades slipped. When he reached...
    A student who spent years picking up trash to pay for college was recently accepted to Harvard Law School.Rehan Staton told Good Morning America his family had a privileged life in Bowie, Maryland, until his mother left the country and his father lost his job.He said his father started working up to three jobs at a time. Food became scarce, and sometimes heat was a luxury the family could not afford.With insecurity at home, Statons grades slipped. When he reached...
    The extreme right will have a voice in the Central Electoral Board. The sanitary cord that the PSOE, United Podemos and PP have tried to place to Vox so that the extreme right does not achieve a representative in the body that ensures the smooth running of the electoral processes has failed. Santiago Abascal’s party will replace the representative of Citizens in the new Board pending renewal since March 3, when the 90-day period since the elections established by law...
    A coalition of retired law enforcement officers has banded together and formed the Protect Our Police PAC to support pro-cop candidates running for elections. Philadelphia-based Protect Our Police PAC, otherwise known as POP PAC, launched Wednesday and is raising funds to put toward endorsed “pro-police candidates” and “independent expenditures for paid communication programs and media plans,” the group announced in a press release. “As spineless elected officials turn their backs on cops, POP PAC will elect law & order candidates...
    By Jennifer Hiller HOUSTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing about half of Oklahoma as Native American reservation land has implications for oil and gas development in the state, raising complex regulatory and tax questions that could take years to settle, according to Oklahoma attorneys. The court on Thursday overturned an Oklahoma tribe member’s rape conviction because the location where the crime was committed should have been considered reservation land and therefore outside the reach of state criminal...
    (Bloomberg) – World banks risk being caught between the Beijing-backed sanctions and the sanctions being debated in the United States, as Hong Kong’s autonomy becomes a point of volatile friction between the two superpowers. . The vast scope of the new security law imposed on the city has taken businesses by surprise, but perhaps the most troubling of it for global lenders is Article 29. It prohibits sanctions, blockades, or hostile activities against the financial center and China at a...
    Hong Kongs constitutional affairs minister warned that the upcoming pro-democracy primary election may violate Chinas new national security law for the territory. Erick Tsang told the Oriental Daily on Thursday that the election set for Saturday and Sunday may be unlawful under Article 22 of the newly passed legislation. Article 22 prohibits subversion, which is defined as including Overthrowing or undermining the basic system of the Peoples Republic of China as established by the Constitution of the Peoples Republic...
    NEDERLAND, Colo. (CBS4) — Explosions coming from a remote home in the mountain town of Nederland have caused windows and homes to rattle for nearly a week now. Since late last week, controlled explosions conducted by multiple agencies, including the ATF, have been heard throughout the area — with no explanation. On Friday, the mayor issued a statement saying “homemade explosives and incendiary devices” were found at the property. (credit: CBS) “Since the explosion on July 3, a multi-agency team...
    ESPNs Adrian Wojnarowksi emailed Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyOvernight Defense: House Dems offer M for Army to rename bases | Bill takes aim at money for Trumps border wall | Suspect in custody after shooting at Marine training facility  Should the United States withdraw from the WTO? Defense spending bill includes M for Army to change Confederate base names MOREs (R-Mo.) press adress an F-bomb Friday after the lawmaker criticized rules on NBA player jerseys. Hawley tweeted out a screencap of the email, which reads F---...
    A United Nations expert on Thursday rejected the “myth of a surgical strike” and said the U.S. violated international law when it assassinated Iranian General Qassim Suleimani. “No evidence has been provided that General Suleimani specifically was planning an imminent attack against U.S. interests, particularly in Iraq, for which immediate action was necessary and would have been justified,” Agnes Callamard, special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions, wrote in her report to the U.N. Human Rights Council. Callamard wrote that “absent an actual imminent...
    Members of the news media gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court, where justices made it clear that a sitting president cannot evade criminal investigations, ruling that a prosecutor in New York City can obtain President Donald Trumps financial records including tax returns, in Washington, July 9, 2020.Leah Millis | Reuters On the last day of the first full Supreme Court term with his two hand-picked appointees on the bench, President Donald Trump spent the morning cursing the court. This is...